Full colour and low cost make 3D printing accessible to everyone
FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - In a giant step toward the
reality of 3D printing for all, Mcor Technologies Ltd has struck a deal with Staples Printing Systems Division to launch a
new 3D printing service called "Staples Easy 3D," online via the Staples Office Centre.
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Staples' Easy 3D will offer consumers, product designers, architects,
healthcare professionals, educators, students and others low-cost,
brilliantly coloured, photo-realistic 3D printed products from Staples
stores. Customers will simply upload electronic files to the Staples
Office Centre and pick up the models in their nearby Staples stores, or
have them shipped to their address. Staples will produce the models
with the Mcor IRIS, a 3D printer with the highest colour capability in the industry and
lowest operating cost of any commercial-class 3D printer.
Mcor announced Staples Easy 3D today at Euromold 2012 in Hall 11.0, Stand B109.
"Given our market leadership in commercial print, why would we ever stop
at two dimensions?" said President Wouter Van Dijk, president of the
Staples Printing Systems Division in Europe. "Customised parts,
prototypes, art objects, architectural models, medical models and 3D
maps are items customers need today, in a more affordable and more
accessible manner. Mcor will help us to keep prices low, quality high
and colour brilliant as we meet the demand."
Although 3D printing is evolving on a similar path to 2D printing,
there's no sign that every home will have a 3D printer right away.
"Until that time, consumers will look to service bureaus," said Mcor
Technologies co-founder and CEO Dr. Conor MacCormack. "Staples is
uniquely positioned to become the pre-eminent service bureau to the
world, and we will help them deliver highest quality and value. Staples
Easy 3D is a breakthrough service in innovation and access for
consumers and businesses alike."
The online platform for Staples Easy 3D will initially be made available
in the Netherlands and Belgium in Q1 2013 and will be rolled out
quickly to other countries, according to Oscar Pakasi, director
business development of Staples Printing Systems, who is responsible
for developing the concept and the design of the Staples Easy 3D print
About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world's most
affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only
3D printers to use ordinary business-letter paper as the build
material, a choice that renders durable, stable and tactile models.
Established in 2004 with a talented team of specialists in the area of
3D printing, software and CAD/CAM, Mcor's vision is to make 3D printing
more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from
offices in Ireland, the UK and America. http://www.mcortechnologies.com.
SOURCE: Mcor Technologies Ltd
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